Students, METROCON is the ideal place to kick-start your career in the Architecture & Design industry!
METROCON is large enough to familiarize yourself with a range of materials and manufacturers, but small enough to start establishing meaningful connections within the industry that you will likely have for the lifetime of your career.
Thursday, August 9 | Middle of the Expo floor | Schedule:
► 7:30 AM - Check-In
► 8:00 AM - Program Review
► 8:30 AM - Concept Development
► 12:30 PM - Conclusion
We hosted our first Design Charrette in 2018! Members of the METROCON Committee reached out to regional interior design and architecture programs, asking them to nominate up to four students to participate in this invitation-only opportunity.
Friday, August 10 | Special Events Area | Schedule:
► 9:00 AM - Check-In & Breakfast
► 9:30 AM - Panel Discussion
► 10:45 AM - Start of Tours
► 12:30 PM - Conclusion of Tours
Panel Discussion & Trade Show Tours
Sponsored by ASID Headquarters
How important are trade shows to the life of an interior designer? A panel of experienced design professionals explained why they are so important to attend. These industry experts gave students insight on what questions to ask, how to evaluate products, and why it is so critical to one's success to make connections and establish strong vendor relationships throughout one's career.
After the panel discussion, students broke off into small groups, and each panelist guided one group around the trade show floor. Students had key information to attain from each exhibitor specific to the tour in order to complete challenges and be entered into a drawing for prizes.